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<span style="font-family:Garamond">Hey guys!!! On Monday, the 21st, I felt her last big kick around 9 pmish or so. I went to bed shortly after that, and went to work like usual, and did not feel anything on Tuesday the 21st. At 1 pm Tuesday I was freaking out, wondering what was wrong, and if my baby was still alive. I called the OB office and they told me to drink Ice ice old water and lay on my left side for an hour and count the kicks. I called them back an hour later telling them I didn't feel anything not even a slight sensation,. They told me to be on my way as soon as I could and I jumped in the car and drove the 30 minute drive being so scared. Once I got there they hooked me up to the contraction and heart monitering device for about 30 or so minutes. They found my babies heartbeat and it was strong and healthy. I wasn't having any contractions. After having that done, they took blood and a urine sample. They also shipped me down to Ultrasound. After that they had put me in a wheelchair and were taking me down to Labor and Delivery. I was wondering what was going on, so I asked the lady that was taking me down there. She's like "Oh, the doctor is down here and wants to talk to you here". I was like "Umm, okay" at the point of course I was scared crapless. They took me into a room and a nurse told me "Oh you can put that gown on thats right there" I was like "What?! Why?" "She's like "YOu're being admitted" I started bawling. Soon a doctor came in and talked to me and told me I was developing preeccamlysia. I had just went and saw my high risk OB doctor that past Friday and he had told me we had to watch that I didn't have that. Well, in a matter of the weekend I got it really bad. I was spilling tons of protein in my urine, and not to mention the severe swelling I had. She also told me that I had a shortened cervix I believe. So I was admitted and called my twin sister who was home for the summer from college working. She came as soon as she could and stayed with me everynight until i got discharged. My high risk doctor decided that my baby needed to be born before either of us got worse. Thursday he decided that that night was the night that I was having my baby because we were both the most stable.
My baby was born on Thursday August 24th at 7:29 PM by C-section weighing 2 pounds and 2.2. ounces and 13 3/8 inches long. She had a 80% survivial chance. I was due November 21 and was only 27 1/2 weeks when I gave birth. The doctor wanted me to have a vaginal but it wasn't possible due to my baby being breeched. Her name is Taleika Jean (pronunced Tah-lee-ka). She's doing super well at being a little past 3 weeks old. She weighs almost 3 pounds and she's off the ventilator since 2 days after birth and has been off the CPAP for 8 or 9 days now. They predict that she'll be home a week or two before her due date.
This is my first baby and I can honestly say, I can't believe you can love someone that much. I would give up anything for my daughter, it's the most specialist thing being a mom. It's the greatest thing in the entire world.
A lil background for you all. I was an active member in November Due Date Club under the name Fallingfast. I wasn't active for a couple of months and this site wouldn't allow me to log on under that name anymore so I made this one. So Yay, I'm the proud mommy of a lil girl and now I belong to August PlayRoom!!</span>
Baby#1 In Heaven----January 25, 2006
Baby#3 In Heaven----September 27, 2007
(Mom) Carol- 5.13.50-10.01.05
(Dad) Ted- 11.06.45-10.04.01
I love you guys & miss you terrible.
Taleika Jean was born August 24, 2006 at 27.5 weeks along. Born 2.2 lbs and 13 3/8 in long
Taleika you are my Miracle Baby and you are what makes me, me.